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How to Make Original Irish Coffee

A traditional, luscious beverage made with fresh ground coffee mixed with brown sugar and Irish whiskey, topped with whipped cream.

St. Patty's day isn't the only day for famous Irish Coffee! Even on a crisp winter night, a cup of creamy Irish coffee just hits the spot. This traditional recipe uses a slow pour brew method to enhance the flavors of coffee in the drink. Watch the tutorial below to view a step-by-step video on how to properly make original Irish Coffee.

Original Irish Coffee

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1


3 cups of hot water, divided

4 tablespoons freshly ground coffee

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 jigger Irish whiskey

Heavy cream

Ground nutmeg for garnish


1. Boil 3 cups of water in tea kettle. Pour 1 cup of water into a glass coffee mug to warm the mug. Dump the hot water out of the mug.

2. Place the coffee filter in the glass dripper. Add the ground coffee into the filter.

2. Using the tea kettle, slowly pour water into the glass dripper in circular motion, pausing every few seconds to allow coffee to drip into glass server.

3. Once coffee is brewed, stir in brown sugar until dissolved.

4. Add in the Irish whiskey, and stir until combined.

5. Top with whipped cream using a cream siphon or a large spoon. Garnish with ground nutmeg. Serve hot, and enjoy!

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